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Sophora occidentalis L., Syst.Nat.ed. 10:1015. 1759.

  • Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis (L.) Brummitt

    Large shrub or small tree, covered with grey velvety pubescence. Leaf alternate, imparipinnate, 15-25 cm long; leaflets 15-19, usually alternate, c. 2.5-3.7 cm long; c. 1.5 cm broad, elliptical, obovate, obtuse, densely pubescent below. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, up to 15 cm long. Pedicel c. 6-7 mm long. Calyx campanulate, c. 6-10 mm long, lobes shallow, c. 1 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 1.5-1.9 cm long. Fruit long stalked, moniliform, 1-8-seeded. Seed subglobose, c. 6-7 mm long.

    Cultivated in gardens in Lahore and Karachi; cosmopolitan in tropics.


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